Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are over-the-counter medications similar in effectiveness to prescription medications?

Bottom-line:
Many over-the-counter medications have similar efficacy to prescription medications in the treatment of acute migraine^ including acetaminophen^ aspirin^ and ibuprofen. The combination of acetaminophen^ aspirin^ and caffeine may offer additional benefit.


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Publication Date: 2013-9-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:53:17